Rep. Brian Hill Applauds House Passage Of High School Internships Bill
Pilot project increases student access to real-world job experience
November 21, 2013
 
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State Representative Brian D. Hill (R-Zanesville) today applauded the House passage of House Bill 107, which creates a $1 million pilot project to provide grants to certain businesses for employing high school students to career exploration internships.


The grants are limited to businesses that operate primarily in Ohio and would equal 50 percent of the wages paid to student interns with a maximum of $5,000. Prior to being eligible for a grant, a business must submit both an application and a completion report to the Development Services Agency. Businesses can be eligible for no more than three grants a year.


“Having real world experience is a characteristic that more and more colleges and employers are looking for in the upcoming workforce,” Hill said. “For Ohio to help our business community by making it easier for them to provide internships to high school students is a measure that helps the state on many fronts. High school students can now gain valuable insight into their desired careers thanks to House Bill 107.”


The project would be funded by money left over in a casino licensing fund that was earmarked for workforce development efforts. Grants would be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.


HB 107 passed with bipartisan support and will now be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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